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Student Life

Student Life - Available at University of Iceland

Studying at a university involves more than attending lectures and completing assignments. The University of Iceland is conscious that social life is also an important part of university life.

The Student Council (SHÍ) promotes and protects the interests of students at the University of Iceland. The council arranges large events for all students at the university, such as Oktoberfest, and an autumn and spring semester end-of-exams dance.

Student organisations

Subject specific student organisations are established within each subject; students are encouraged to explore which organisation is appropriate for them. A list of student organisations is available on the Student Council website.

The University Dance (Háskóladansinn)

The Student Dance Group meets regularly and has courses in several dance styles, such as hip hop, lindy hop, salsa, and swing. All students are welcome to join and registration fees are kept to a minimum.

University Student Theatre

If you like performance art, self expression or really arts of any kind The Student Theatre might be a group worth checking out. Every semester the group puts on a show completely organized by students. Further information can be found on their Facebook page, Stúdentaleikhúsið.


There are currently two choirs made up of students from the University of Iceland. The first one is the University Choir which was founded in 1972 and performs regularly throughout the school year. Further information can be found on their web page.

The second one is strictly for female students and auditions are held twice a year. For more information go to their web page.